Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Dantes: Can't Get Enough Of Your Love/80-96 (Jamie 1314)


EEEYOWWWWWWW!!!! It's killer 2-sider again, kiddies! This is one of two singles from this Ohio group and it's got two different tasty flavors for you to choose from. "Can't Get Enough," the A-side, is snappy garage pop with a swift beat and thick layers of jangly guitar goodness that sticks to you like bubblegum on your teeth. The side that's got me hollerin' the most, though, is "80-96," the instrumental knockoff side. But this ain't no mere knockoff. This is the prime definition of smokin' instro. Right from the beginning, the listener is blasted into hyperspace with an onslaught of wild, thrashing drums, crazy harmonica and loud, crashing guitar. This continues throughout the length of the song until we get to a break to give the drummer some. Then, the bass and guitar kick back in with out-there finger-pickin' before we kick into a high-speed rave-up finale with guitars, bass, drums and harmonica all comin' at you like a runaway freight train. Then, it all crashes to a halt and the ride is over. But WOW! What a ride! And you can take it all again, simply by starting the record over.

3 comments:

Todd Lucas said...

Brian, is this the same Dantes who recorded a version of The Stones' "Connection" on the Main Line label?

Brian Marshall said...

Yes it is.

Larry Grogan said...

I think the Fleshtones covered 'Can't Get Enough of Your Love'...